Friday, 6 April 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 6 April 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping....
Hi everyone! Sorry I missed you all last week; things got a bit busy. Glad to be back today though.
http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html

Do you overextend yourself with too many reviews because you can't pass up a book in hopes you will get them all done or do you carefully plan and be sure you can fulfill the deadlines for all the promised reviews?
I've never yet failed to finish a review on time. However, I am selective in what I accept for review; I don't say yes to everything. When indie authors approach me, I will only agree to review if I truly feel drawn to the book and think I will enjoy it. The only times I am a little under pressure is if I receive approval for a number of NetGalley titles all at once, but even that's more just a personal pressure I put on myself, rather than any actual chance I won't finish them before the expiry date, because, again, I don't request everything I see. I try to keep request numbers reasonable.
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Opening sentence:
Given our history, Vita, I'm aware you may decide not to read this.






From page 56:
Now, however, I prefer to believe that my father made his choice of burial site in the spirit of true love.






My Current Read 
In the Garden of the Fugitives
Ceridwen Dovey
 
In the Garden of the Fugitives takes the form of an exchange of letters between Vita, a South African woman now living in Australia, and Royce, an older man who was responsible many years earlier for awarding Vita a fellowship to study in the United States. Their dynamic, as the letters unfurl, is completely unexpected.

A tale of obsesssive love, control, identity, and ideas, which moves from Mudgee in Australia to the United States via pre- and post-apartheid Cape Town and new and ancient Pompeii, Ceridwen Dovey’s
In the Garden of the Fugitives is remarkable and unique.

26 comments:

  1. I really like the Book Beginning. It makes me wonder about the back story. My Friday Quotes

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    1. Thanks for the visit. I look forward to getting into it further during next week.

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  2. Definitely a different book, I hope you enjoy it.
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-friday-56-5050-post.html

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  3. You've captured my attention with those snippets. They're vague but interesting. Happy weekend!

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  4. I hope you enjoy the book. It does sound unusual. This week I am featuring Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton - a nice cozy mystery. Happy reading!

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  5. Sounds tempting!

    As for review books, I learned, early on, to carefully plan a review schedule and which books to tackle. I don't accept books from unknown authors unless I have heard a LOT of good things about them. I've been burned! You can't DNF a review book, so I'm careful.

    Enjoy your weekend, and here's mine: “THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS”

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    1. Good points, Laurel. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Wow. This book definitely sounds fascinating. I'm adding it to my wishlist/TBR.
    Here's the link to my Friday 56: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/friday-56-62-2/

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    1. Thanks Loreen. Let's hope we both enjoy it. I'll be getting stuck in properly next week. Just finishing the tale end of another book first.

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  7. I like how the story is presented. Sounds like this might get intense.

    My Friday 56 from The Battle For Darracia

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  8. Is it a sad letter, an angry letter? What is he going to say? Maybe it's a shocking one. It's an interesting beginning. I do love to read letters.

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    1. Yes, I look forward to finding out more myself.

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  9. Oh, I wish I had that restraint t! I'm very much a 'shiny!' person. A book magpie.

    In the Garden of the Fugitives looks rather good. I hope you are enjoying it.

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  10. I haven't really been accepting books for review for a while now. I'll accept here and there but I don't have much time to read, let alone have to have a book reviewed by a certain time.

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    1. Yes, we all have to be realistic with out time restraints etc.

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  11. I am always on time too with my reviews.

    Nice answer. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I definitely have the habit of accepting too many review requests at once because I don't want to let anybody down. Though, sometimes this means that reading becomes more stressful than enjoyable which is really never fun. I need to learn that it's okay to say no if my schedule doesn't allow it! I always try to meet deadlines though, and I try to make sure that they suit both me and the requester so there's no further miscommunication.

    I posted a more length response on my own blog, if you'd be interested in checking it out! :) http://inkblottings.com/book-blogger-hop-april-6th/

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  13. I'm at the point where I requested way too many books and now idk how to read them all haha!!! Hopefully i'll find my balance <3 Great post!!!

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